Bay Area Hospital the Medical Center for Oregon's South Coast
1775 Thompson Road • Coos Bay Oregon 97420 • (541) 269-8111

In 1952, local voters approved formation of the Bay Area Health District, which encompasses most of Coos County. Eighteen years later, the District's Board of Directors voted to build a new medical facility to replace the Bay Area's two older hospitals. In May 1970, voters passed a $6.75 million hospital bond levy for construction of Bay Area Hospital. On May 19, 1974, the hospital opened its doors and admitted its first patients. On July 1,1987, the original construction bond was paid off and retired.

Bay Area Hospital has remained a stable facility through hard economic times because of sound fiscal management, dedicated board members, professional employees, a highly qualified medical staff and caring volunteers. No public tax or bond monies are required to operate its $60 million operating budget.

The first major expansion in 25 years is taking place with the addition of 40,000 square feet of new space. A lobby, admitting, emergency department, radiology, maternity suites, surgical suite, short stay unit, laundry facilities, and helicopter pad will be completed in January 2000 while and another 23,000 of remodeled space for support services will be completed six months later.

Regional Referral Center Bay Area Hospital is a 172-bed, publicly owned acute care facility. It is the largest on the Oregon coast and serves as a regional referral center. The number of physicians on the medical staff has increased from 56 in 1974 to 100 today.

As the medical center for Oregon's South coast, Bay Area Hospital offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. The hospital's inpatient and outpatient services include medical, surgical, mental health, pediatric, critical care, home health, oncology, obstetrical, and other specialties.

The hospital's accredited Cancer Program was expanded with a Radiation Therapy Center in 1990. Now, cancer patients can receive radiation treatments, surgical intervention and chemotherapy close to home. A family housing facility provides the comforts of home without the hardship of travel while patients undergo radiation therapy. The Cancer Registry maintains a lifetime annual follow-up service and a complete database of all cancer patients treated at the hospital once 1985.Modern technology has made diagnosis and treatment easier. New and expanded medical services include law treatments, MRI, CT, mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, laparoscopy, and newly installed state-of-the-artangiography services.

Physicians, nurses, and technologists are on duty 24 hours a day to meet the medical and emergency needs of South Coast residents and visitors.

Our highly skilled staff is involved in a constant process of professional educational opportunities to keep abreast of the latest medical innovations.

Bay Area Hospital is committed to quality health care. Proof of this commitment is our accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Your Health is Our Care
Bay Area Hospital is dedicated to continue meeting the increasing health care needs of South Coast residents by providing cost-effective modem technology, personalized patient-focused care and a wide range of medical services. Your health is our Care and we prove it every day. Today' hospital is educator and employer, consumer and caretaker, activist and advocate, missionary and merchant-in short a leader in assuring the health and well being of the community.

Whatever your medical needs, Bay Area Hospital is committed to excellence in health care today and in the future.
  • Specialty Services
  • Cancer Program
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Chemotherapy Services
  • Critical/intermediate Care
  • Emergency (24-hour)
  • Family Centered Maternity
  • Laboratory
  • Medical \ Oncology
  • Mental Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Pediatrics Pharmacy (24-hour)
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Radiation Therapy Center
  • Radiology \ Medical Imaging
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Care
  • Short Stay
  • Social Services
  • Outreach Services
  • Surgical Services
  • Babysitting Workshops
  • Cancer Program \ Education
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Diabetic Education
  • Drug Screenings for Workplace
  • Health Screenings
  • Home Health
  • Lamaze
  • Lifeline
  • Medical Teleconferences
  • MOM's Program
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Support Groups and Tel-Med

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